The sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. They comprise the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters. The Gokyo Lakes trek is ideal for people who want to trek in the Everest region, but who want more variety of views and fewer nights spent at very high altitude.
Nepal 16-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries
Nepal’s many options for mountain trekking means there’s an excursion to suit every taste. If you’re a sucker for creature comforts, you can not only hike to the base camp at the spectacular Mount Ama Dablam, but each night of your trek you’ll stay in lodges with all mod-cons and en suite bathrooms. For a diverse amount of memorable views, trek to the Gokyo Lakes, which is in the Everest region but secluded enough that it sees fewer crowds. And if you do want to get as close to Everest as possible without actually summiting it, then hike up to Everest Base Camp (17,600 feet/5,380 meters) and sip tea in Namche Bazaar.
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This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world's tallest peak. You'll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.
Experience Khumbu at its finest on this trek, which brings you to the base camp of the stunning Mount Ama Dablam at 15,750 feet. End each day at one of five comfortable lodges, with en-suite rooms, comfortable lounges, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Explore quieter trails where you will meet local people and experience their culture and ancient traditions first-hand, not to mention their enviable sense of tranquility.